Ken Erics Ugo


Ekenedilichukwu Ugochukwu Eric Nwenweh, (born February 28,1985) professionally known as Ken Erics Ugo or simply Ken Erics is a Nigerian film and television actor, writer, producer and musician.

He is popularly known for his role as Ugo in the movie 'The Illiterate' alongside Tonto Dikeh and Yul Edochie. He is from Anambra State.


As a writer, Erics first published work "Cell 2" has gained attention and has been used in a number of Nigerian tertiary institutions for stage productions and academic purposes.


As a musician who plays the guitar and keyboard, Erics, who had earlier run his own musical band, has been involved in the production of a number of original movie soundtracks.

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Career & Awards


In 2014, Erics won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the City People Entertainment Award, as well as the Best Lead Actor at the Afrifimo Awards US.

In 2015, he went on to win the Best Lead Actor award at the City People Entertainment Award..

  • 2001First movie role in 'Holy Prostitute

    As a first year student in the University, Erics got his first movie role, in the Chris Ubani directed 'direct-to-dvd' movie 'Holy Prostitute', where he played a minor role as a medical doctor, with just three scenes. He went on to graduate from the University and began to attend auditions and bagged a few other cameo roles in home movies.
  • 2012Became popular in the movie "The Illiterate

    However, his 2012 portrayal of "Ugo" in the movie "The Illiterate" endeared him to audiences and opened up more opportunities for him in the Nigerian movie industry.
  • 2014 Won the Best Supporting Actor Award

    In 2014, Erics won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the City People Entertainment Award, as well as the Best Lead Actor at the Afrifimo Awards in the United States. In 2015, he went on to win the Best Lead Actor award at the City People Entertainment Award
  • 2017 won the City People Entertainment Awards 2017

    In 2017, Erics won the City People Entertainment Awards 2017 for Best Actor of the Year and was also nominated for the Golden Movie Awards in 2018 for Best supporting Actor.
  • 2014 Released his first music single Inozikwa Omee

    In December 2018, Ken Erics released his first music single Inozikwa Omee. He got his fans applauding his debut single. The sensational tune accompanied with very melodious vocals is a clear indication Ken Erics is not going anywhere anytime soon